Tutorial 3: Login and Looking Around

After completing the previous tutorial from our WordPress Tutorial for Beginners. You should be ready to Login.

Now you are ready to log into your WordPress website.

Log into WordPress

To login to your dashboard, go to “www.YourDomainName.com/admin” and type in the username and password you set during installing WordPress

WordPress Login Screen
WordPress Login Screen

After logging in will be redirected to the main Administration Screen called the Dashboard.


On the left side of the screen is the main navigation menu detailing each of the administrative functions you can perform.

WordPress Dashboard
WordPress Dashboard

1. Move your mouse over the site title in the top lefthand corner of the screen and click, this will bring you to the your website. To return to the dashboard, click your browser’s back button

2. Move your mouse down the list and the sub-menus will for you to move your mouse to and click. Once you choose a navigation section, it will open up to reveal the options within that section.

The main menu items are as follows:

  • Dashboard
  • Posts
  • Media
  • Links
  • Pages
  • Comments
  • Appearance
  • Plugins
  • Users
  • Tools
  • Settings

3. To log out of WordPress, you hover your mouse over Howdy, (Username) in the top righthand corner of your screen and click Log Out. If you’re working on a shared computer in an internet café or at work, it’s important you log out whenever you finish editing.

Wrapping Up

So for now, that’s it. If there is any feedback or suggestion please feedback to leave a comment below.